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Today's Sports

  • NMHU women ground Eagles

    Four Cowgirls soared into the double digits in scoring and two — Ashley Zaragoza and Trish Simpson — recorded double-doubles in New Mexico Highlands University’s commanding 78-54 win over Northern New Mexico College on Tuesday evening in Española.

    The Cowgirls and Cowboys host league foes Western State and Colorado Mesa on Friday and Saturday at the Wilson Complex. The women get things started each night at 6.

  • Griffin tops list of Heisman...

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Stanford’s Andrew Luck is returning to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist, just not as the favorite.

    That distinction belongs to Baylor’s Robert Griffin III.

    The two star quarterbacks will join fellow finalists Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball at the Heisman presentation Saturday night in Manhattan.

  • Wyoming readies for N.M. Bowl

    The Associated Press

    CASPER, Wyo. — Dave Christensen is obviously happy that his Wyoming Cowboys earned a bowl invitation for the second time in three years.

    Now if the third-year coach could just get a little more practice time before the Cowboys take on the Temple Owls in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 17.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 9...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women, men vs. Western State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls, West Las Vegas boys, girls at Capital City Invitational, TBA, Santa Fe
    Boxing
    • New Mexico Silver Gloves youth tournaments, 6 p.m., Crespin’s Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, Colorado Springs

    SATURDAY
    Basketball

  • FYI - Sports - Dec. 9, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.

  • Lady Cards freeze host Socorro

    For the record, mark Rick Armijo’s debut game as head coach of the Robertson girls’ basketball team as a victory.

    The Lady Cardinals trampled Socorro 76-45 on the road over the weekend to begin their season.

    After a tight first half, Robertson led just 35-34 at halftime.

    “We picked up the intensity on our trap,” Armijo explained. “Starting in the second quarter, the girls started to get into a rhythm. And then we picked up our intensity in the second half.”

  • Freshman leads Highlands...

    In their last event of December, New Mexico Highlands University wrestlers took part in the Bob Smith Open this past weekend on the campus of Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Freshman Easton Hargrave of Little Rock, Wash., highlighted the Cowboys’ effort by finishing in the top six of the 174-pound bracket.
    NMHU results:

  • Winter 2011-12 Sports Schedule

    FRIDAY, DEC. 2
    Basketball
    NMHU women and men at Metro State, 5 and 7 p.m., Denver
    Robertson boys at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos

    SATURDAY, DEC. 3
    Basketball
    NMHU women and men at Regis, 5 and 7 p.m., Denver
    Robertson boys at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos
    Robertson girls at Socorro (A,B), 1 p.m., Socorro
    West Las Vegas girls vs. Ruidoso (A,B,C), 1 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wrestling
    NMHU at Fort Hays State Open, 9 a.m., Hays, Kans.

  • Silver Gloves boxing this weekend

    Some more top amateur boxing action is headed your way in the Meadow City.

    Las Vegas boxing promoter and trainer Carlos Crespin is hosting the annual New Mexico Silver Gloves Championships this Friday and Saturday at Crespin’s Gym, 900 West Valencia Street.

    Bell time for the first bout each night is 6 p.m.

    Silver Gloves is a national amateur boxing organization distinct and  separate from USA Boxing. Winners of the state competitions advance to the Western State Regionals in Pasadena, Calif.; regional winners make it to nationals.

  • MMS grapplers win tournament

    Memorial Middle School’s wrestling team edged Taos to capture the team championship in the West Las Vegas Middle School Invitational held Nov. 30.

    A number of area schools participated in the event, held at WLVMS Gym.

    MMS finished first with 55 team points, followed by Taos (52), Mora (30), Pecos (21), St. Michael’s (19) and West Las Vegas (19).

    MMS hosts its tournament Saturday at 8 a.m.